All urban legends aside, Pop Rocks are the one candy guaranteed to crank up the nostalgia and bring out the kid in you. And on such a festive holiday as the 4th of July, using the candy version of fireworks to create an explosively delicious dessert makes way too much sense.
These red, white and blue stacked-cake firecrackers are sure to be the most "pop"-ular treat at your Independence Day bash.
Yields 10 – 14
Mix the white cake mix, egg whites, oil, water and sour cream for 3 – 4 minutes on medium speed. Divide the cake batter into 3 equal amounts, and add red and blue food coloring to 2 of the portions. Coat 3 (4 x 9-inch) bread pans with cooking spray, and lightly flour the bottoms. Add the three batters to the pans, and bake at 350 degrees F for 18 – 23 minutes. Allow them to cool, and then remove them from the pans.
Using a 1-1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut circles from each baked cake. (I got 10 out of each cake, but you might be able to get more if you try.)
Using a serrated knife, carefully trim off the browned, baked bottom of each cake circle.
Using a jumbo straw or plastic tube (1/2 or 3/4 inch in diameter), remove the centers of the cake circles. Be sure to save the red and blue centers to use as plugs for later.
Next up: Step 5
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